Barcelona, Espanyol to clash in Derbi Barceloni

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2021/22 Spanish La Liga

Matchday 14

FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol 

Camp Nou
Barcelona, Spain 
Saturday, 20 November 2021
Kick-off is at 22h00  
FC Barcelona will face off with RCD Espanyol in a Spanish La Liga match at the Camp Nou on November 20.
Barca were held to a 3-3 draw by Celta Vigo away in their previous league match which was played on November 7.
Therefore, Barcelona are winless in their last four matches in this competition having recorded two consecutive defeats  and two successive draws.

Xavi Hernandez
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Barca are also winless in their last two home matches in La Liga having registered one defeat and one draw at Camp Nou.
"My idea is to help to recover players and form a team, so that we are a family and all rowing in the same direction," new Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez said. 
"We want people to take on the ideas quickly so we can compete with Espanyol. We want to pressure high up the field and not wait and see what happens. 
"We want to be aggressive and to go on the attack. I don't think I'm giving anything away, because this is what has made us great. We have to attack. We are Barca and we have to win," commented Xavi.l

Aleix Vidal
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Meanwhile, Espanyol secured a narrow 2-0 win over Granada at home in their previous league game which was played on November 6.
The win ended White and Blues' three-match winless run in this competition having recorded two consecutive draws and one defeat. 

However, Espanyol are winless in their last 15 away matches in La Liga having registered five draws and 10 defeats run on the road. 
The last league meeting between Barcelona and Espanyol was on 8 July 2020.
Barcelona grabbed the Derbi Barceloni bragging rights by claiming a slender 1-0 win over Espanyol in a match which was played at Camp Nou. 

Head-to-Head (Last Five La Liga Matches)

Matches - 5
Barcelona - 4
Espanyol  - 0
Draws - 1

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Published: 11/16/2021